ICU study shows many physicians copy and paste into EHRs

01/8/2013 | Reuters

A Case Western Reserve University study that included 2,068 electronic patient progress reports from residents and attending physicians at a Cleveland hospital ICU showed many copied and pasted old and possibly out-of-date information into electronic health records. The study in Critical Care Medicine said how often notes were copied was not related to patient characteristics, reason for ICU admission or illness severity.

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